Re: [PATCH 1/3] pci: introduce read_bridge/write_bridge pci ops
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Jun 02 2016 - 07:44:08 EST
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:04:30 PM CEST Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 05:41:53PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:09:29 AM CEST Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > Hi Arnd,
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 02:31:22PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > A lot of PCI host bridges require different methods for initiating
> > > > type 0 and type 1 config space accesses, leading to duplication of
> > > > code.
> > > >
> > > > This adds support for the two different kinds at the pci_ops
> > > > level, with the newly added map_bridge/read_bridge/write_bridge
> > > > operations for type 1 accesses.
> > > >
> > > > When these are not set, we fall back to the regular map_bus/read/write
> > > > operations, so all existing drivers keep working, and bridges that
> > > > have identical operations continue to only require one set.
> > >
> > > This adds new config accessor functions to struct pci_ops and makes
> > > the callers responsible for figuring out which one to use. The
> > > benefit is to reduce code duplication in some host bridge drivers
> > > (DesignWare and MVEBU so far).
> > >
> > > From a design perspective, I'm not comfortable with moving this burden
> > > from the host bridge drivers to the callers of the config accessors.
> > ...
> > Maybe we can simply change them to use the normal API and come up with
> > a way to make the pci_ops harder to misuse? Would it make you feel better
> > if we also renamed .read/.write into .read_type0/.write_type0 or something
> > like that?
> I'm trying to get a better feel for the tradeoff here. It seems like
> an API complication vs. code duplication.
> I don't really think the callers should have to figure out which
> accessor to use. How much of a benefit do we really gain by
> complicating the callers? We've managed for quite a few years with
> the current scheme, and it seems like only a couple new ARM platforms
> would benefit.
I just did a count of the implementations of pci_ops: I found 107
instances of 'struct pci_ops', and 67 of them treat type0 and type1
access differently in some form.
I'd estimate that about half of them, or roughly a third of the total
instances would benefit from my change, if we were to do them again.
Clearly there is no need to change the existing code here when it works,
unless the benefit is very clear and the code is actively maintained.
In some cases, the difference is only that the root bus has a limited
set of devices that are allowed to be accessed, so there would
likely be no benefit of this, compared to e.g. yet another callback
that checks the validity.
Some other instances have type0 registers at a different memory location
from type1, some use different layout inside of that space, and some
are completely different.